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Crepis acuminata Nutt.
Hawksbeard, Tapertip hawksbeard
USDA Symbol: CRAC2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
A loose, flattish or round-topped cluster of many narrow flower heads of yellow rays atop a branched leafy stem; sap milky.
Crepis is Greek for sandal; the reason for its application to this genus is apparently lost in history. Crepis species have races that reproduce asexually, adding to the variation within the genus and making identification sometimes difficult.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
, WY Native Distribution:
Eastern Washington south to eastern California and east to northern New Mexico, Colorado, and central Montana. Native Habitat:
Open dry places in sagebrush and coniferous forests.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Native Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff